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Take Better Photos of Your Home in a Snap


Interior photography can look to be an art form restricted to glossy magazines and design sites. But even if your home is far from being featured in Dwell, you can still benefit from using a…

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Bell Roof


A bell roof has a rounded top and a flare at the base, resembling a bell. Fifthroom.com This extended bell roof shelters a gazebo. Andrew Nuzzi Architects, LLC Cuppolas often have bell roofs. See related


Easy Green: The Ecofriendly Nursery


Preparing a home for a new little one is an exciting project to tackle, but as many parents may tell you, it is one that may also get stressful, fast. Of course most of us…

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French–New York Flair in St. Paul Condo


Interior designer Abby Tallman was given a particular objective when she started designing this upscale condominium in the heart of St. Paul’s Lowertown district in Minnesota. The client, a young professional, desired her apartment to…

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Kitchen Workbook: 8 Steps to Surviving a Remodel


Congratulations — the kitchen remodeling project you have planned for months is now ready to start! Now comes the tricky part: making do with a fully working kitchen for the length. There’s no escaping the…

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Kitchen of the Week: Rustic Cottage in Coastal Maine


Living in an older home can be a curse and a blessing. While the charm and detail can’t be beat, the absence of modern conveniences can be frustrating. The new owners of this 1915 summer…

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Soak Up Nature With Outdoor Baths


Why is it that we love outdoor showers much? Can it be the little exhibitionist in us all which gets a thrill out of being nude outside? Can it be that the heat (or cold)…

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Cozy Nooks Help Houseguests Sleep Tight


Summer’s nearly here, and with it includes a horde of houseguests. If you’re scrambling to find a room to tuck visiting family members and friends for a night or two, think past the typical guest…

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Crazy for Fruit Trees


Fruit trees are an ideal landscape choice in several ways: gorgeous blossoms, foliage for shade on a summer day, yummy fruit and generally great fall color. Even in winter, the bare branches of most fruit…

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Fabric Patterns Rouse Bathrooms


Colorful fabric prints may add excitement and happiness to any room: Vibrant colors may earn a light room feel warmer and can create play in a darker space. And adding them does not have to…

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